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Rs. 99.00
Common name:
Indian Fig, Prickly Pear, Cactus Fruit
Regional name:
Marathi - Niv Doong
Cacti & Succulents, Fruit Plants

1. Overview

Ficus Indica, commonly known as Indian Fig, Prickly Pear, or Cactus Fruit, is a species of cactus native to the Americas. This fast-growing, drought-tolerant plant produces edible fruit and is known for its various uses and health benefits.

2. Plantation

  • Location: Ficus Indica prefers full sun exposure and well-drained soil. Choose a spot with ample sunlight and minimal shade.
  • Soil: The ideal soil should be sandy, loamy, or rocky with a pH of 6.1 to 7.8.
  • Spacing: Plant Ficus Indica at least 3-4 feet apart to ensure proper growth and air circulation.

3. Growing

  • Propagation: Ficus Indica can be propagated through seeds or stem cuttings. For faster results, use stem cuttings from a mature plant.
  • Watering: This plant is drought-tolerant, requiring minimal watering. Water once every 2-3 weeks, allowing the soil to dry between waterings.
  • Fertilizing: Fertilize Ficus Indica with a balanced, slow-release fertilizer during the growing season.

4. Care

  • Pruning: Prune Ficus Indica to control size and promote a healthy, bushy growth habit. Remove dead, damaged, or diseased pads.
  • Pest Control: Watch for common pests like mealybugs, scale insects, and spider mites. Use insecticidal soap or neem oil to treat infestations.
  • Winter Care: In colder climates, protect Ficus Indica from frost by covering with frost cloth or moving potted plants indoors.

5. Harvesting

  • Fruit: Harvest Ficus Indica fruits when they are fully ripe, usually in late summer or early autumn. Use tongs or gloves to avoid the small, hair-like spines on the fruit.
  • Pads: Young pads can be harvested and consumed as a vegetable. Remove spines carefully before consumption.

6. Benefits

  • Nutritional: Ficus Indica fruits are rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. They provide a good source of dietary fiber, vitamin C, and potassium.
  • Medicinal: Some studies suggest Ficus Indica may have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and cholesterol-lowering properties.
  • Culinary: The fruits can be eaten fresh or used in various recipes, such as jams, jellies, and beverages. The pads can be cooked and consumed like a vegetable.
  • Environmental: Ficus Indica plants help combat soil erosion and can be used in xeriscaping, providing habitat for local wildlife.